Applied Energy And Resource Management In The Urban Environment
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the importance and quantity of energy and material flows, and the impact of these flows on the environment, together with the technologies that can be used to create sustainable cities. The chapter is divided into three main sections. The first section deals with energy sources, including renewables and the rational use of energy. The second section deals with water supply and treatment; and the third section describes material flows in cities and waste treatment.